Not A Parakeet


Admittedly, Alaskans are a tad unique. Their lifestyle, behavior and preferences are often regarded as somewhat peculiar by those residing in the Lower 48.

Thought y’all might enjoy a few pics of my neighbor with his ‘peculiar’ pet  . . . it’s no parakeet 😊


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Falconer with Siberian Goshawk

20 Degree Beauty


A crisp, 20-degree dawn revealed a fresh blanket of snow, beckoning from the blazing hearth to wander the pristine winter-wonderland awaiting outside.

A final Sockeye salmon run spawned, muted beneath frigid waters’ skim ice as it slowly morphed into shimmering crystal designs along Matanuska River’s rocky shores. Surrounded by the Chugach Range’s brilliant white towering cathedrals, I stood in awe . . . eye candy for the soul! 

“God’s breath sends the ice, freezing wide expanses of water”. – Job 37:10

 I M blessed . . . May U B 2

Matanuska River Valley
Mat-Su Vista

King Mountain Refection
Icy Spawning
Final Spawn
Icy Art

Precious Time


How often have your heard, “A picture is worth a thousand words”? As a parent, this one spoke 10 zillion words, evoking countless bittersweet memories . . . a poignant reminder . . .

Time is precious . . . Time spent with our children is priceless.

Rejoice, enjoy, and spend it wisely.


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Better Than Sliced Bread


What’s better than sliced bread?; a year of 3-day weekends?; discovering you’re in Warren Buffet’s will? . . . spending a Sunday afternoon hiking an Alaskan mountain with your son.

I M Blessed . . . May U B 2.

PS Please remind me to give Warren a call tomorrow and thank him
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Grant and Dad
Matanuska Glacier
Glenn Hwy. and Talkeetna Range
Long Lake

Termination Dust


Falling snow has replaced falling leaves in the Last Frontier. Up in the mountains yesterday ‘termination dust’, the mystical white line drawn across the mountains by winter’s first noticeable snowfall, marked the 5,000 ft. level  . . . soon time to hang up my hiking shoes and fasten on the snowshoes

“He sends the snow like white wool, and scatters the frost like ashes”. – Ps.147:16

Termination Dust @ 5,000 ft.
Winter’s First Snow in the Chugach Mts.
Happy Up High


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